Protesting Too Much
Matthew 26:33-35
Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended.…

When the subtle and ambitious John, of Gischala, pursuing his own dark course, as it is traced in the "History of the Jews," joined outwardly the party of Arianus, and was active beyond others in council and camp, he yet kept up a secret correspondence with the Zealots, to whom be betrayed all the movements of the assailants. "To conceal this secret he redoubled his assiduities, and became so extravagant in his protestations of fidelity to Arianus and his party, that he completely overacted his part, and incurred suspicion." His intended dupes began gradually to look with a jealous eye on their too obsequious, most obedient, and most devoted servant.

(F. Jacox.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

WEB: But Peter answered him, "Even if all will be made to stumble because of you, I will never be made to stumble."

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